Sacramento Kings vs Minnesota Timberwolves: Injury Report and Predicted Lineups – November 17th, 2021 | NBA Season 2021-22
The Sacramento Kings will visit the Target Center tonight to face the Minnesota Timberwolves in their 15th game of the season. It will be an important game for both teams as they look to climb from their current positions in the Western Conference. The Kings rank 10th in the west, while the Timberwolves are 12th.
The Minnesota Wolves lost 96-99 to the Phoenix Suns in their previous game and have only four wins this season so far. Whereas, the Sacramento Kings are coming off a decisive 129-107 win on the scoreboard against the Detroit Pistons. Six of the eleven players on the Kings’ team scored in double digits, posting their sixth win in 14 games this season.
Sacramento Kings injury report
The Sacramento Kings have no active injuries.
Minnesota Timberwolves Injury Report
Guard Josh Okogie and center Naz Reid are listed as questionable for the upcoming encounter with back spasms and right foot pain, respectively. Both have averaged between 14-16 minutes per game this season.
Sacramento Kings vs Minnesota Timberwolves: Planned Lineups
The Sacramento Kings will start with De’Aaron Fox at point guard with the backing of Tyrese Haliburton at point guard. The duo had a combined 36 points in their previous meeting against the Detroit Pistons. In that game, Tyrese Haliburton missed just four of his eleven shot attempts.
Harrison Barnes will play at the forward position where he has averaged 20.9 points per game. Richuan Holmes is expected to be the starting power forward after shooting 90% from the field in his last game. Chimezie Metu, who has started just 2 games so far, is expected to fill the center position.
Buddy Hield coming off the bench will be a huge boost for the Sacramento Kings. He was the leading scorer in his previous game with 22 points, scoring 18 of those points from deep. Davion Mitchell, Marvin Bagley and Tristian Thompson will contribute to the second unit.
The Minnesota Timberwolves will hand over playmaking duties to D’Angelo Russell. Patrick Beverley and Anthony Edwards will also start, with Edwards playing a portion of his minutes at forward.
Jarred Vanderbilt is expected to start as power forward. Minnesota Timberwolves starting center Karl-Anthony Towns is coming off his season-high 35 points against the Phoenix Suns. KAT also leads the Minnesota Timberwolves in scoring with an average of 23.2 points per game.
Malik Beasley and Jaden McDaniels will have an important role from the bench. Taurean Prince and Jordan McLaughlin can be used to add depth.